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  How to guarantee collective security in the 21st century?

Dr. Arūnas Molis
2010 06 07

So far the Baltic States were skeptical toward the EU’s possibilities to ensure collective security. By requiring to enhance Europe‘s solidarity in the sphere of foreign, security and defense policy, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia did not consider the EU security and defense policy a reliable instrument; moreover, complicated relations with eastern neighbors made the above countries count on NATO. At the end of this year the Lisbon Treaty was ratified. Let’s have a closer look at this issue.

 
 
  Military dimension of energy security

Dr. Arūnas Molis
2010 04 06

The stage of discussions among the experts preparing proposals for the NATO strategic concept has come to an end; the stage of consultations in the capitals of the Alliance states has commenced. Afterward they will have to identify the most relevant future threats, NATO‘s tasks in combating these threats and the ways for increasing the Alliance’s effectiveness etc.

 
 
  The missile clash at the Lithuanian border

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2010 02 08

It seems that Washington does not want to lose good relations with Poland, which got worse when the decision was made not to deploy the U.S.antimissile defense shield system in its territory. According to Poles, it was the fault of B.Obama, who pressed the „reset“ button in the relationship with Russia. This also implied a refusal to deploy elements of the antimissile defense shield (radar and 10 anti-ballistic missiles) in the Czech Republic and Poland.

 
 
  Will the new strategy serve the purpose in Afghanistan?

Aivaras Bagdonas, VU TSPMI doktorantas
2010 01 26

Although less than two months have passed after B.Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, today the U.S. President is referred to as an escalator of the military conflict in Afghanistan. On 1 December, during his speech in the West PointMilitaryAcademy, he announced his strategy in Afghanistan. The United States committed to send another 35 thousand troops to the country.

 
 
  Mistral deal as a reflection of Russian and French relations

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2010 01 11

A possible military deal between Russia and France has recently been in the focus of media. Pursuant to this deal, Russia would acquire several Mistral class landing ships. According to a well-known French philosopher A.Glucksmann, selling Mistral to Russia is an awful idea.

 
 
  What collective defense plan is necessary for Lithuania?

Dr. Arūnas Molis
2009 12 07

President Dalia Grybauskaitė urged NATO several times to elaborate the defense plan for the Baltic States. However, according to Secretary General of NATO A.F. Rasmussen, who has recently paid a visit to Lithuania, even if there is no specific defense plan, the Baltic States shall be protected pursuant to the collective defense principles, specified in the Article 5 of the Washington Treaty. Do we really need an individual defense plan and will it increase our security?

 
 
  Weapons are moved from Kaliningrad: where and why?

Daivis Petraitis
2009 11 30

At the end of 2008 Russia expressed the concern that Lithuania hindered transportation of nearly 900 tanks from Kaliningrad Region, i.e. the tanks which have stuck there from the times when the 11th USSR army was removed from the former GDR to this region. Where and why these tanks were removed?

 
 
  War between Russia and Georgia: in search of a winner

Jonas Motiejūnas
2009 09 28

Today the military conflict which started one year ago seems as an undoubted Russia‘s victory: Russia managed to establish two pro-Moscow formations - South Ossetia and Abkhazia – within the territory of sovereign Georgia.

 
 
  Al Qaeda is dead. Long live al Qaeda!

Viktor Denisenko
2009 03 23

A terrorist organization al-Qaeda first of all is related to the day when suicide attackers hijacked and crashed commercial jets of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon building. There are different opinions about this organization; among them the opinion of J.Hrevnack in the article “Al-Qaeda does not exist and never has“.

 
 
  If war starts tomorrow (part 2), or what happens if Russia decides to occupy the Baltic States

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2008 12 19

After the events in Georgia Lithuania started discussing what could happen if Russia suddenly decided to occupy the Baltic States. In the interview to Sueddeutsche Zeitung, President of Lithuania V.Adamkus said that „in case if the Russian madmen decide to invade our country, they could occupy it in a few minutes“. At the same time he expressed hope that the world would resist such Russia‘s actions.

 
 
  Pirates of the 21st century: impudent, smart and well armed

Aušra Radzevičiūtė
2008 11 13

The Gulf of Aden has currently become one of the most dangerous places for the global navigation: more than 60 ships have been attacked by Somali pirates this year.  According to Chatham House of the British Royal Institute of International Affairs, pirates have received nearly USD 30 million ransoms from the beginning of the year.

 
 
  Baikonur loses its military epaulets

Česlovas Iškauskas, political analyst
2008 11 03

By 1 December the Russian military shall leave the Baikonur cosmodrom in Kazakhstan. They should have left it until 2007; however the withdrawal was suspended because of the shortage of living-space in the homeland and other social problems. Today these problems seem to have been solved.

 
 
  Rebirth of the Russian military power? (1)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2008 10 13

Currently there is lot of talking about the militarization of the authoritarian Russia‘s regime. Or maybe Russia is only trying to re-establish the lost military potential? Although in the West this is assumed as a danger, there is no need to be afraid of everything. It would be better to start a more objective analysis of the situation.

 
 
  Conflict on South Ossetia: a comment (1)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2008 09 25

While evaluating the conflict in South Ossetia, everything depends on the position pursued regarding the international policy events. If it is considered that Kosovo, as well as the South Ossetia and Abkhazia (including Chechnya) are worth the independence. The talks about their differences are nothing but an elementary demagogy.

 
 
  On resumption of tensions in Georgia: swift action is urgent

2008 07 12

Strasbourg, 8 July 2008.  Tension has reached a critical point in the breakaway regions of Georgia as a result of the series of blasts and crossfire attacks, which led to the death of at least six people and wounded many others in Abkhazia and South Ossetia during the last week.

We deplore this new wave of violence in Georgia, which makes more victims among civilians on both sides of the ceasefire line. This line in western Georgia should not be turned into the unlawful de facto border, facilitating to cease and annex Abkhazia by neighbouring Russia.

 
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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (41)

2017 01 19


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.


National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (67)

2017 01 18


For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.

 



In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (23)

2017 01 17


On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.

 



Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10


Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.




The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (3)

2016 12 19


 

The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.

 



The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08


The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.


Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02
Techno HUNDRED

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.

 

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